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Weekly Dose of Fat Show #91 – Special Guest Ben Popp From The Fat-bike Birkie

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Check out this photo from the Frost Bottom race in Anchorage and check out Fatbassador, Travis’s race coverage story on Sunday!

Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 91 – Friday, January 29th, 2016

Sven and JK are in the studio today and welcome special guest, Ben Popp from the Fat-bike Birkie as we as George Kapitz who fills us in on the 3-race Snow Crown series in Wisconsin.

Fat-Bike Radio, and The Weekly Dose of Fat, is sponsored by Surly Bikes. Learn more at http://surlybikes.com

On the show this week?

  • We Start the show with the Event of the Week
  • We welcome Ben Popp from the Fat-bike Birkie
  • We talk to call in listeners from around the fatisphere
  • We make excuses for not getting the Becker Bag Prizes out yet
  • We check in with the Fatty Farm Field Report brought to by The Winter RUSH Fat-Bike Series, The Michigan State Fat-Bike Championships and the 2017 USA Cycling – Fat-Bike National Championships

The Fat-Bike Event of the week this week is not one BUT THREE fantastic races that are the Snow Crown Series in Central Wisconsin.

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George Kapitz from Broken Spoke Bicycles with shops in Green Bay and Two Rivers gives us the skinny on these fat-bike races via telephone.

Special Guest – Ben Pop from the Fat-bike Birkie

  • Recap of the date and the format of the event/changes from previous years
  • Confirmed “big name” racers
  • Entry opportunities
  • Pre and Post race happenings
  • Other riding opportunities in the area
  • We will be catching up on February 24th on the show with any late breaking news, trail conditions etc.
  • Event website – http://www.birkie.com/bike/events/fat-bike-birkie/

Fatty Farm Field Report

This week’s Fatty Farm Field Report is presented by ….The Winter RUSH Fat-Bike Series.

Winter Rush is the home of The Michigan State Fat-Bike Championships and will be your hosts of the 2017 USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships.

For more information click the winter rush banner or visit winter rush dot com – http://winterrush.com/

Beaver Guard Fat-bike Fender – http://beaverguardfatbike.com

The Weatherneck  neck warmer – http://theweatherneck.com

Gomez is lurking about the Fat-bike Worlds in Crested Butte

Fat-bike Links

Another super Rohloff fat-bike build by the folks at Cycle Monkey
http://cyclemonkeylab.blogspot.com/2016/01/ventana-el-gordo-fat-bike-with-rohloff.html

Olov’s custom Oddity handlebars
http://bikelifeinswedishlapland.com/2016/01/23/the-oddiy-upgrade/

Got some fat-bike tires that are made for studs (with stud pockets) but not yet studded? – http://bikestud.com

Fat-bike stage racing
http://www.newsminer.com/features/outdoors/icicle-bicycle-fairbanks-hosts-first-winter-bike-stage-race/article_cabcc57c-c0de-11e5-873a-93df800fcc42.html

Jeff Cospolich talks about going to Fat-bike Worlds
http://www.summitdaily.com/news/20332198-113/take-5-fat-bike-worlds-competitor-jeff-cospolich

Curt Gowdy Trails Open in Wyoming
http://www.wyomingnews.com/news/new-fat-bike-trail-open-at-curt-gowdy-state-park/article_8f0fe93c-c3bd-11e5-824e-53c8d5013ef8.html

Big Bear Winter Festival in California Coming February 27th
http://kbhr933.com/current-news/big-bear-winter-festival-february-27th/

Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA in Colorado
http://dirtragmag.com/featured-ride-snow-mountain-ranch-ymca/

Video – Anchorage is fat-bike heaven
http://www.adn.com/video/video-anchorage-fat-bike-heaven

JoBoo snowshoe grooming and gat-bike riding
https://joboo1967.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/its-friday/

45NRTH Ontario Fat Bike Series Race #1 – The Frozen Beaver Race Report
http://pedalmag.com/45nrth-ontario-fat-bike-series-race-1-the-frozen-beaver-report-photos/

The Great Nordeen cross-country ski race in Central Oregon is adding fat-bike racing
http://www.bendbulletin.com/outdoors/3888311-151/great-nordeen-adds-fatbike-race-division

Ullr Fat-bike Race Rsults along with Women’s Swimming results!
http://www.summitdaily.com/news/20220828-113/results-from-the-ullr-bike-fat-bike-race-and

2016 Uberwintern Fatbike Festival Report
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/uberwintern-2016-photo-recap.html

Maybe Keith needs a new fat-bike? Yes, yes he does!
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/travel/destinations/wandering-central-wisconsin/2016/01/20/maybe-do-need-fat-bike/79062056/

Info on Michigan fat-bike trails
http://www.mlive.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2016/01/howard_meyerson_enjoying_michi.html

Methow Valley fat-bike fun and a video
http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2016/jan/19/fatbikes-find-their-groove-methow-winter-gathering/

Fat-biking in Austin, Minnesota
http://www.austindailyherald.com/2016/01/large-and-in-charge-cyclists-pedal-past-winter-doldrums-on-their-fat-bikes/

Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/fatbikedotcom/

Plus Bike Links

Norco’s Paul Burnett talks about the 27+ Torrent
http://www.norco.com/news/2016/01/behind-the-2016-torrent-five-questions-with-product-manager-paul-burnett/

Bruce and his ongoing experiment with 29+. Also excellent photos and a bunch of shortish videos.
http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2016/01/saturday-cycle-pugs-on-patrol.html

Thanks again to Surly for sponsoring today’s broadcast. Surly Bikes are sold at better bicycle retailers across the galaxy – Learn more at http://surlybikes.com

Join us next week when the question of the week is – What is your go-to solution for hand warmth while fat-biking?

We invite event promoters to call in and pimp your local fat-bike race! Help us, help you call 818-918-2453 any time, day or night, and leave us a message.

Adios Amigos!

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One Response to Weekly Dose of Fat Show #91 – Special Guest Ben Popp From The Fat-bike Birkie

  1. Northern Gnome February 7, 2016 at 8:26 am #

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